- 11 bedrooms
- 11 bathrooms
- Sleeps 21
Description from the owner
Molino le Gualchiere (The Mill) is an old mill just below the medieval village of Loro Ciuffenna, facing the Chianti hills perfect for weddings and groups.
Molino 3 small buildings have been restored traditionally, creating 5 attractive apartments in and around the main house , with form 1 to 3 bedrooms each.
Situated in the characteristically beautiful Tuscan country side the farm borders on the Ciuffenna River and produces wine, olive oil, fruit and vegetables.
We have now joined forces with a local organisation which cares for partially disabled young people, mainly affected by Down's Syndrome, in a venture which wil...Read more
5 Charming apts in traditional farmhouse and mill
Loro Ciuffenna, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
5 Apartments in a very quiet location, in the heart of Tuscany 30 miles from Firenze and Siena and 20 from Arezzo.
Loro Ciuffenna is the closest village.
This is a lovely medieval village with an amazing view on the river Ciuffenna. Here you will not find souvenirs for tourists but traditional family run shops, a colourful weekly market, traditional Italian coffee shops, ice-cream shops and a selection of very good restaurants .
Definitely a little town where you can breath an old times Tuscan atmosphere.Loro Ciuffenna could be a great starting point for a variety of excursions and activities such as :
• Sightseeing on Pratomagno mountains
Driving for 15-25 minutes you can reach unique hidden villages on the slopes of Pratomagno mountains.
All of them have a spectacular view on the ArnoValley( Rocca Ricciarda and La Trappola are at950 m. above the sea level) Centuries of history, beautiful forests, old mills, silence and…. good food!
In Chiassaia, an old village of 50 permanent inhabitants, Varis, the baker, makes a local flat bread called “schiacciata” with no chemicals ingredients baked in a wood oven.
There you can enjoy a very good brunch with salty and sweet delicacies feeling you jumped back in time of at least 50 years…
In Casamona, you can visit a family run cheese farm: you can make a beautiful walk ( or drive silently with an electric little car) through the pasture land “meeting” cows rough grazing; then you can see how cheese is produced from the milking to the seasoning:the old cellar where they keep the cheese is worth a visit by itself.
In Gorgiti, known for its delicious chestnut flour, you can learn the history of chestnut by the words of local inhabitants and visit a special building called “seccatoio”.
• Sightseeing all along the Chianti hills and the Arno Valley
Molino delle Gualchiere is located along one of the Wine Roads of Tuscany, an ancient Etruscan road that was connectingFiesoletoArezzocalled “Strada dei Setteponti”; all along this panoramic country road there are farms producing very good wines ( some of them recommended by Wine Spectator ) and wine tasting tours there are interesting and amusing.
Most of the farms are situated next to medieval hamlets worth visiting,
like Il Borro, property of Ferragamo’s family and beautiful Gropina with its
Romanesque Parish church declared world heritage site.
The Chianti Classico, with its widely known wine producers, can also be an alternative wine tasting destination. In this area it is very easy to combine the wine tour with a visit to historical castles and villas.To quote few names: Meleto Castle, a medieval castle perfectly preserved, Brolio Castle with its gardens, from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sight over a traditional Tuscan landscape, Badia a Coltibuono a fascinating ancient Abbey, Volpaia nested on top of a hill.
Pls. take note that all sites listed above are easily reachable from Molino Gualchiere in 15/ 40 minutes driving.
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Last updated on May 01, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner
Prices include linen, taxes, utilities.
Heating is not included ; it is available at request ai 15 Euro per night for the big apartment and 10 Euro for the others.
- Ceiling Fans
- Washing Machine
- Fitness Room
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Central heating
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no